Janet C. Zapf, 88, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Janet C. Zapf, 88, passed away Monday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2022, at her home in Watertown

Janet was born Sept. 19, 1933, in Watertown, the daughter of John P. and Irene Foote FitzGerald. She was a 1951 graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy and attended Cazenovia College.

On Aug. 8, 1953, she married Walter J. Zapf, Jr., at Holy Family Church with Msgr. Albert J. Farrell officiating. Mr. Zapf died Dec. 17, 2010.

She was a customer service representative for Chase and Community Banks. Janet also worked in the rectory at Holy Family Church. She was a former communicant of Holy Family Church, current communicant at St. Anthony’s Church, and attended daily mass at any of the churches or the Precious Blood Monastery. She was a former member of the Altar Rosary Society at Holy Family Church, and supported both the Precious Blood Monastery and the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Janet enjoyed knitting and sports, especially the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

She is survived by her three daughters, Vicky Zapf Stefanik, Kingston, NY, Elizabeth A. Hohl and husband T. K., Dripping Springs, TX, and Suzanne Z. Guyton and husband David, Lockport; a son CDR Walter J. Zapf III and wife Michelle, Kingsland, GA; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, John P. Fitzgerald, Jr. and wife Maryellen, Savannah, GA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, John Paul, in infancy, and Richard E. FitzGerald.

A funeral Mass will be held in 2023 at St. Anthony’s Church at a time and date to be announced.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cumming Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet’s name may be made to the Precious Blood Monastery, 400 Pratt St., Watertown, NY 13601.